NASA Visitors, September 29th, 2022
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, visited NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Thursday, Sept. 29th, 2022. Dr. Zurbuchen and Langley Center Director Clayton Turner traveled to Hampton University to learn about research at the Center for Atmospheric Sciences and meet with school President Gen. Darrell K. Williams. Dr. Zurbuchen has been the head of science at NASA since 2016, during which time the agency landed the Perseverance rover on Mars, and successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe and James Webb Space Telescope. Dr. Zurbuchen was born in Switzerland and came to NASA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he was a professor of space science and aerospace engineering.
Hampton University Becomes Community Center for Coding and Creativity, in Collaboration with Apple and Tennessee State University
Hampton University Students
HAMPTON, Va. (December 9, 2020) – Today, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Hampton University announced it will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities.
Hampton University Announces Two New Interim Dean Appointments
Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver / Dr. Sylvia W. Rose Esq.
HAMPTON, Va. – (September 16, 2020) – Hampton University is pleased to announce two new Interim Dean positions. Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver is the new Interim Dean of the School of Science, and Dr. Sylvia Rose is the new Interim Dean of the James T. George School of Business. Both appointments begin immediately.
“We are very excited to announce the appointments of Drs. Isi Ero-Tolliver and Sylvia Rose as Interim Deans of their respective schools. They both have stepped into their new roles with great energy and the drive to uphold THE Standard of Excellence by promoting learning, the building of character and preparing students to be leaders,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
Dr. Vincent de Paul Nzuwah Nziko, Chemistry Assistant Professor, Awarded $199,834 Grant from NSF to Revamp the Hampton University Organic Chemistry Course
Dr. Vincent de Paul Nzuwah Nziko
HAMPTON, Va. (Aug. 28, 2020) – Hampton University Assistant Professor Dr. Vincent de Paul Nzuwah Nziko has been awarded a $199,834 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to revamp the delivery method and environment for Organic Chemistry courses on campus. The goal of Dr. Nziko’s project is to improve the success rate in terms of the quality and quantity of STEM majors in Organic Chemistry classes at Hampton University through various methods such as new technology and peer-to-peer interaction.
“Congratulations to Dr. Vincent de Paul Nziko for receiving this award from the National Science Foundation. We are looking forward to Dr. Nziko’s work on this very important project,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “At Hampton University, we sustain THE Standard of Excellence by continuing to be leaders of scientific research, innovation and education.”
Hampton University Awarded $1,554,390 to Prepare Students for Biomedical Research Careers
Dr. Oluwatoyin Ajibola Asojo,
Chair of the Hampton University
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
HAMPTON, Va. (June 16, 2020) –Hampton University has been awarded a five-year $1,554,390 grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS). This funding comes from the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE), which requires recipients to train and develop a diverse pool of undergraduate students in biomedical research to transition to research-focused higher degree programs.
“Hampton University continues to evolve, to make new strides in research, and to be at the forefront of innovation. Thank you to the NIH for continuing to invest in the success of our students. We know that the Hamptonians who complete this program will go on to be leaders in the biomedical field, and will truly change the world,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
Hampton University Biochemistry Student Sierra Williams-McLeod Awarded $10,000 as a 2020 American Heart Association's 'EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar'
HAMPTON, Va. (May 8, 2020) – Hampton University student Sierra Williams-McLeod was recently selected to receive $10,000 as a 2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar. The American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars are college freshmen, sophomores and juniors working as agents of change to create health equity in their communities. She was selected as one of ten students from over 170 entries from college students across the United States.
“Ms. Sierra Williams-McLeod is an extraordinary student who epitomizes the Hampton University Standard of Excellence. Her passion for providing basic essentials to students in need is truly commendable. Congratulations on this truly auspicious accolade,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.